Spare Rib

‘When the musician Andy Anokye was accused of assaulting a number of women—committing acts that included strangling them, waterboarding them, and holding a gun to one woman’s head—he offered a simple explanation for his behaviour: it turned him on’

‘It seems that there has been no real appetite on the part of police and CPS to pursue prosecutions for rape pornography. Meanwhile, there has been an explosion in the availability of online pornography, and a mainstreaming of forms of violent sex that were once confined to a niche’

‘Violence against women and girls—or, at least, a certain category of it—has been attracting more media attention than it usually does. An increase in domestic violence, including murder, is widely expected to be one of the terrible consequences of the coronavirus lockdown’

‘Even a small number of prisoners transitioning to the female estate makes a big difference. And numbers are already mushrooming’

The Oxford police are busy with a hate crime: stickers that define “woman” as an “adult human female”

‘Why is it unacceptable for white people to dress up as black, but harmless fun when men dress up as women?’